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Stakes high as Enbridge, Xcel and others challenge property tax bills


Glen Stubbe – Star Tribune file

Enbridge Energy's facility at the Clearbrook oil pipeline transfer station in Clearbrook, Minn.

Minnesota local governments are increasingly worried about challenges to property tax values they had no role in setting that could cost them tens of millions of dollars.

The largest and most public of the overvaluation claims, Enbridge's appeal of its pipeline property tax bills, alone could force northern Minnesota counties and cities to fork over $45 million in refunds while significantly eroding their future tax base.


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